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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018

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Mail checks to:
Georgetown Village
PO Box 3563
Washington, DC 20027

Welcome to Georgetown Village
We are glad you're here!

Georgetown Village (GV), is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing services and programs in Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, and nearby neighborhoods. GV was established to help our neighbors age in place by providing them with a variety of support services, educational opportunities, cultural and social programming. We provide trained and vetted volunteers and when necessary professional service providers to meet our members’ needs.

Georgetown Village is part of a growing network of similar communities nationwide, including many in the Washington, DC area, in which neighbors are helping neighbors. Our village represents the new face of aging-in-place that allows Village members to live full lives in their own homes with the assistance of  their neighbors. In this way we create a caring, supportive, local community to help seniors remain safely and happily in their own homes.

Come be part of a caring, supportive community.

The Georgetown Village office is located in the Penzance building (formerly Long & Foster), on the lower level of 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The office is staffed by our Executive Director, Lynn Golub-Rofrano, and volunteers, Monday through Thursday, from 10 am - 6 pm. The office is not open on Federal Holidays.  Be sure to call before you stop by in case we are out helping one of our members or enjoying some of our trips or social activities!

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2018 Annual Celebration


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Our May Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - May 2018 Newsletter to read the newsletter.

Coffee Talk - Thursdays at 10:30 am 

Please join others for coffee, tea, cookies, and discussion. All are welcome. If you have never attended a Thursday GV Coffee Talk, it is a great way to get out and try some new things and meet new people - we hope to see you soon!

We meet in the St. John's Episcopal board room - please use the entrance on Potomac Street (3240 O Street NW) 

Portable IT Support

Do you have a question about using your iPhone or android phone? Do you need to learn how to change the font on your laptop or kindle?  Bring your portable electronics and your questions to our IT Support Group sessions and learn from our volunteers and other members.  We also share tips about useful apps. Some of our 
members have also learned how to use Uber and Lyft during these sessions! Join us 10:30 am-11:30 am on May 16th

and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

The Avalon Theatre 
Senior Cinema Thursday Every 3rd Thursday @ 10:30 am
Tickets: $5

This monthly event screens one of our current features at a special discounted price for seniors.  Presented in partnership with the Sibley Senior Association.

This Weeks Feature:

 TULLY Starring Charlize Theron Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). TULLY is a new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman and Academy Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO). R, 96 min, in English Presented with open captions. 

For more information contact:
Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Ave NW 
Washington, DC 20015 
Box Office: (202) 966-3464


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This show from a Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning creative team,comes the world premiere musical comedy Dave, adapted from the Oscar nominated film.  Dave tells the story of high school teacher (and presidential lookalike) Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than "presidential" circumstances, Dave is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people...and the First Lady.

Village members and volunteers have two opportunities to see this show at a special rate, but you must sign up quickly as these tickets are limited and will go quickly!

Tuesday, July 17- Village Night at Dave-Waterfront Village has arranged to reserve 25 Tickets at only $59.00 each. You can register online by clicking on this link-DAVE Tickets.

Payment In Advance Only
Attendance is limited to members of Washington-area senior villages and their guests. If registering online, please register as Non-Members. You may also email your seat request to or call 202-656-1834. Village seating for this performance is top-category Center Orchestra.

Tickets will be mailed and a casual pre-theatre dinner meet-up at The Wharf will be coordinated approximately 3 weeks before the performance.Venue is ADA complaint.

Thursday, August 2 at 1 pm special ticket pricing will be available for $53.00 each (usually $74+) Register as soon as possible to get the best seats.  Please notify GV office if you wish to get tickets to DAVE by March 7 or sooner as this will sell out and we want you to be able to see it.

Book Discussion
May 14, @ 10:15 am

"I Always Loved You" by Robin Oliveira 

Robin Oliveira brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle Époque Paris, writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of the human heart.

Happy Hour 
Wednesday, May 15
5:30 - 7pm

3251 Prospect Street NW

AARP Safe Driving Course
Thursday, May 17th 10:30-4:00 pm
Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center
2300 M Street NW

The AARP safe driver course is geared towards drivers 50+ (though any driver may attend) and covers practical defense driving techniques, the effect of the normal changes to vision and hearing cause by aging and the effects of medications and alcohol. The course reviews the latest 'rules of the road' and operating vehicle safely in today's environment and with today's technology. it is not a behind-the-wheel course but a classroom seminar with a good deal of interaction between the participants. There is no pass-fail.

The course leads to an insurance discount. The course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  Call Peter Vandevanter at 202.215.2394 to sign up or email Peter at

Hillwood Estate
Hillwood Museum Tour & Tea
4155 Linnean Avenue NW 

We will arrive at Hillwood at 10:15 for a 10:30 tour of the gardens.  This tour is 60 minutes long and will begin in the motor court in front of the mansion and cover the history, design, and the plants and flowers of the thirteen acres of formal gardens.  At this time of year, there will be 500+ blooming azaleas.  The cost for the tour is $15 per person, Hillwood members are free.  We will have afternoon tea at the Hillwood Café at noon.  

Cost is $28.50 inclusive of tax and gratuity. The menu will include a tea sandwich assortment, miniature pastries and a hot artisan tea selection.  After the tea, we will visit the Artistic Table exhibit..  This exhibition celebrates Marjorie Merriweather Post’s gift for bringing art to everyday dining and features dazzling designs and tables set in style.

Please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to sign up.


Ongoing Services offered by Georgetown Village

Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's


Contact Lynn to make your reservation

by Wednesday at 3 pm.

We provide transportation to Safeway every Friday 

Trader Joe's every 1st and 3rd Thursday (times vary)

Check our event calendar for additional information.

Service for GV Members: E-Cycling
If you have old un-wanted electronics to get rid of, you can drop them off at the Georgetown Village office during office hours, or we will arrange to have a volunteer pick them up from you.  We will be collecting electronics, and a volunteer will take them to the DC e-cycling center.

What's New and in the News


The Private Security Camera Incentive Program, administered by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (Office), creates a rebate for residents, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions to purchase and install security camera systems on their property and register them with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The program provides a rebate of up to $200 per camera, with a maximum rebate of up to $500 per residential address and $750 for all other addresses. (Note: The rebate is exclusively for the cost of the camera(s), installation and accessories are not eligible). This program is intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations. Please review the following information and if you have additional questions, please contact the program at or 202-727-5124.

Did you catch All Things Considered on National Public Radio? Ina Jaffe, NPR correspondent who reports on aging has created a three part series on the Village movement and the first of the three segments aired.

To hear the rest of the series, be sure to tune into your local NPR station. Here is an additional link with the NPR transcript attached for your convenience.

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